Radiology Partners and RAD-AID International Announce Global Health Partnership
(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) March 10, 2020 – Radiology Partners (RP), the leading radiology practice in the U.S., today announced a new partnership with the radiology nonprofit organization, RAD-AID International, to bring radiology support to medically underserved communities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The partnership leverages RP’s network of more than 1,500 radiologists across 24 states with RAD-AID’s global network of more than 12,000 radiology volunteers helping 75 low-resource hospitals in 35 countries.
In this collaboration, RP staff and partners will serve on RAD-AID’s multidisciplinary international outreach teams, supporting efforts to improve healthcare for medically underserved communities around the world. RAD-AID and RP will carry out public service and philanthropic medical imaging projects, including on-site radiology education, image-guided procedure demonstrations, patient-safety protocol formulation, equipment planning, technology implementation, radiology administration, remote online educational development, and more.
“Our practice was founded with a mission to transform radiology, and service is one of the five core values of Radiology Partners,” said Rich Whitney, Radiology Partners’ Chairman and CEO. “Our partnership with RAD-AID aligns with these ideals and provides our radiologists and support staff an opportunity to serve and impact patients globally. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with RAD-AID and ultimately making an impact in the lives of many.”
“RAD-AID’s decade-plus track record of public service for resource-poor radiology facilities combined with RP’s clinical expertise and leadership experience bring together essential elements for empowering low and middle-income countries to enhance care for their populations,” said Dr. Dan Mollura, RAD-AID’s President and CEO. “This collaboration is a step forward for global health and will help indigent populations access high-quality and impactful radiology resources.”
About Radiology Partners
Radiology Partners is the largest physician-led and physician-owned radiology practice in the U.S., serving over 1,200 hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the nation. As a physician-led practice, our mission is to transform radiology by innovating across clinical value, service and economics, while elevating the role of radiology and radiologists in healthcare. Using a proven healthcare services model, Radiology Partners provides consistent, high quality care to patients, while delivering enhanced value to the hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and referring physicians we serve. Learn more at www.radpartners.com.
About RAD-AID International
RAD-AID International is a nonprofit (501c3) organization with the mission of increasing and improving radiology and medical imaging for medically underserved regions. RAD-AID delivers radiology education and training through on-site and hands-on teaching of healthcare workers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), as well as low-resource facilities in medically underserved communities of high-income countries. RAD-AID designs, builds, and implements healthcare infrastructure, imaging equipment, and radiology technology, integrated with clinical training, to accomplish vital radiology capacity-building. The organization consists of over 12,000 volunteers and 78 university-based medical center chapters, and operates global health outreach programs in 35 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. As radiology is vital to most health services, such as cancer treatment, maternal-fetal monitoring, heart disease care, and trauma response, RAD-AID improves the accessibility, safety, and quality of radiology worldwide as an anchor for improving global health. Learn more at www.rad-aid.org.